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September 2019 - Issue 15
In This Issue:
 ACF awards $225,000 in first-ever proactive grant cycle  
Total grants of nearly $3.4 million announced this quarter
Exciting updates on our building expansion project
Smart solutions for year-end giving

Through data collected during On the Table Greater Akron and a community needs assessment, Akron Community Foundation's board and staff have identified three key areas in need of proactive funding: diversity, equity and social inclusion; drugs and addiction; and the aging senior population. The first $225,000 of a promised $500,000 investment has been announced, with grants going to the Greater Akron Chamber's Elevate Greater Akron initiative, the Women's Network, and Direction Home Akron Canton.  

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Akron Community Foundation announced nearly $3.4 million in grants this quarter, including more than half a million dollars in board discretionary funding for civic affairs programs. Several of these grants will support community engagement and beautification efforts, such as a $7,500 grant to Akron Parks Collaborative to support the Friends of Parks program.
Upcoming Event OTT
On the Table Greater Akron
Let your voice be heard! Share a meal and discuss meaningful ideas to strengthen our community during On the Table Greater Akron on Oct. 3. Public conversation information is now available. Register today!
Exciting updates on our building expansion projectBuildingExpansion
Akron Community Foundation's building project continues to move forward, with the first phase of renovations scheduled for completion by late October, and the second phase scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2020. The foundation will remain open throughout this expansion project. Guests may park behind the building and enter through the west entrance.

Smart Solutions for Year-End GivingDownload
Strategic tips under the current tax law
Is a charitable IRA rollover right for you? Or perhaps a gift of appreciated stock or property? Learn more about the most advantageous gifts for your situation.
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Need a recommendation? Check out our Professional Advisor Council, a group of trusted tax, estate and financial planning experts who are adept at using philanthropy to meet their clients' financial and charitable goals. 
Additional Resources
Akron Community Foundation
345 W. Cedar St.
Akron, OH 44307
Office Hours:
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Monday through Friday
Phone: 330-376-8522
Fax: 330-376-0202
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